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Beauty Contest

In Keynesian economics, a concept describing how rational investors are expected to buy and sell securities. According to the theory, in a free market, rational investors tend to buy securities they believe everyone else thinks are valuable, rather than the ones they themselves believe are valuable. That is, because demand for securities drives prices up and down, rational investors attempt to estimate their demand rather than their intrinsic values. The term is based on a fictional newspaper contest in which contestants are asked to identify one woman among six that other people think to be the most beautiful, rather than the woman the contestant likes best himself.

beauty contest

a competition between TRADE UNIONS to gain recognition by an employer for COLLECTIVE BARGAINING and/or representational purposes. See BRIDLINGTON RULES.
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I've been joining beauty pageants since I was 15 and the first title that I had was Mutya ng Bacoor in 2007,' wrote the 26-year-old beauty in a Facebook post last Thursday.
Kathuria ensured that the smiles of the contestants at the beauty pageant were worth of million dollars and matches with their unique personalities.
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I think beauty pageants should be banned because they spread a wrong message to the youth.
The article uses the Communist beauty pageant as a method of examining the gendered ideology implicit within the Communist Party of Canada, and within the broader Canadian left.
But platforms like beauty pageants encourage them to be self-motivated and showcase their talents.
But beauty pageants, together with counselling, played a big part in her recovery.
I hope that the event will yield a positive response among Ilocanos since this is an experimental activity, making it the first time that the provincial government is organizing a gay beauty pageant, Raquel said.
Adorable Matilda Mackie, now 10 weeks old, sent competition judges ga-ga and scored second place in a national beauty pageant held in Glasgow last month.
The Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan vows to take direct part in organization of beauty pageants in Kyrgyzstan, press secretary of the Ministry Marlen Solyanoi told a press conference on November 19 in Bishkek.
These days my therapist says I should let it go, but as a survivor of child beauty pageants, I feel I should speak out before any more children lose a beauty contest to a beach ball.